Nu-World Contemporary Danse Theatre

"connecting to the power within"

photo credit: Satwian Watson

artistic Directors

Founding\Artistic Directors

Bashir Page-Sanders, a native of Baltimore, Maryland began his classical dance training at the Community College of Baltimore County- Essex under the direction of Vanessa Jackson and Sheena Black as well as the Morton Street Dance Center. Bashir went on to train at The Ailey School and PHILADANCO's Training Program. Bashir was a dance major at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA before attending the Eugene Lang College- The New School for Liberal Arts to pursue his B.A. degree. Bashir has danced with Full Circle Dance Company, PHILADANCO's 2nd Company (DANCO 2), Genesis Dance Company, Keen Dance Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2 and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. He has also served as the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Youth Ensemble Director, presenting work at the International Association of Blacks in Dance in both 2016 and 2017 and has been grateful to receive the Leni Wylliams Award for Innovation and Choreography from Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. 

Christopher Page-Sanders, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, received his formal dance training from the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) and from the University of Missouri- Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance. He currently serves as founder and co-artistic director of the Nu-World Contemporary Danse Theatre with his husband, Bashir Page-Sanders. For seven years, he danced as a member of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble (Denver, CO) of which he also assisted Cleo Parker Robinson in the creation of many current works. As an artist, he has had the pleasure of re-staging and assisting to re-stage works by DeeAnna Hiett, Sabrina Madison-Cannon and Rodni Williams. He has also danced with other dance and theatre companies such as Wylliams\Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Owen\Cox Dance Group, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Leah Glenn Dance Theatre and The St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre Company to name a few. He has been commissioned to choreograph works most recently on Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, COCADance, Davis Contemporary Dance Company, Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. He serves as the resident choreographer for the musicals at the Center of Creative Arts and East Central College, but has also had the pleasure of teaching and  choreographing for other educational institutions across the nation. He has served on faculty at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Center of Creative Arts, Best Talent Center, Metro Theatre Company ArtsIntersection, East Harlem Scholars Academy II. His choreography has been presented on the national level twice at the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference. In 2013, he was blessed to recieve the Leni Wylliams award for Innovation and Choreography from Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. To his mentors and ancestors on their shoulders, I Dance! Peace and Blessings; Love, Light and Art!

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Satwian Watson